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View from outside the fence looking north toward the cemetery 0771
BOATRIGHT, James G., Sr., 18 Jul 1769 - 24 Nov 1837, Age 68 years 4 mo. & 6 days.(h/o  *Nancy George  Deborah West) md 18 Mar 1797
(s/o Daniel Sr. and Sarah Dempsey) 0756/0757/0758
"In memory James Boatright Seignor, born Jul 18th 1769 departed this life Nov 24 1837 age 68 years 4 mon. & 6 days."
BOATRIGHT, Deborah (West), 19 Nov 1777 - 5 Aug 1861, age 83 Years, 8 mo., 16 Days. (Broken stone was set up for photography; w/o James G. Boatright) 0761/0759/0760/footstone DB:0768/0769
"In Memory of DEBORAH BOATRIGHT, Consort of James Boatright was Born Nov 19th 1777. Departed this life Aug 5th 1861 Age 83 Years 8 Mo. 16 Days" Haste that on from grave to glory. Armed by faith and engaged by prayer. Heaven's eternal days before me. God's own hand shall guide me there.
BOATRIGHT, Joel 1808 - _ _ Jan 1896, (s/o James G. and Deborah West Boatright; known handicap- **deaf & dumb; Unmarked grave
BOATRIGHT, John Age 88 29 Nov 1896 (s/o James G. and Deborah West Boatright; known handicap- **deaf & dumb; Unmarked grave
BOATRIGHT, Nancy 1813 - _ _ _ _ _ 1893 (d/o James G. and Deborah West Boatright; known handicap- **deaf & dumb; Unmarked grave
BOATRIGHT, Sarah [Dempsey], (dates unknown), (w/o Daniel Boatright, Sr.) Unmarked Grave [Source: Burns’ Family Chronicles by Dallas Burns]
BOATRIGHT, Sally 1818 _ _ _ _ _ 1893 (d/o James G. and Deborah West Boatright; known handicap- **deaf & dumb; Unmarked grave
McKNIGHT, Mary M., 24 Mar 1856 - 2 Oct 1868. 0754/0752/0753/0755
In Memory of MARY M. McKnight was Born March 24th 1856 & Departed this life Oct 2nd 1868 Age 12 Years, 6 Mo & 8 Days. For her my tears shall fall. For her my prayers ascend.
RALSTON, Debora Jane, 11 Oct 1857 - 14 Dec 1905. 0764/0765/0763
A REMARKABLE FAMILY - The Pulaski
Citizen 02 Dec 1896
The last, of the older members of an interesting and remarkable family died near Waco the 29th Instantly. Many years ago James Boatright, coming from Williamson County here, settled about 2 ˝ miles, west of Waco. He was a cabinet maker and in his young manhood left Virginia and went to Germantown, N. C. From there he moved to Williamson County, coming on here a few years afterward. His first wife was Nancy George. Of this marriage, there were three children, Daniel, James, Jr., and Elizabeth. Daniel married Margaret English, They were the father and mother of I. N. Boatright, Mrs. R. M. Bugg and Miss Kittie Boatright, now living in Lynnville, and of English and Tom Boatright, both deceased. James, Jr., married Annie Moody and settled on Big creek. Elizabeth married Matthew Sims. They moved to Arkansas and died there. James Boatright's second wife was Deborah West. Of this marriage there were six children—Mary, Nancy, Sally, William, Joel and John. Mary married John McKnight.
William married Martha Foster. Sally, Nancy, Joel and John were all deaf and dumb, lived to a great age and were never married. Sally and Nancy died in 1893, one with in three days of the other. Joel died in January of this year at the age of 89. John Boatright sustained some serious injuries from a severe fall about three weeks ago and never recovered from them. He died Monday afternoon at the age of 88 and was buried Tuesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Allison Molloy conducting the service. Four graves, side by side, in the old Bailey grave yard, mark their resting place. They seemed to lead happy lives and were respected and loved by all who knew them.
* Genealogy included the link above mentions her as Nancy
Pendleton and on this page as Nancy George. Beware, this is your call, I
do not know which is right.
** Deaf & dumb meaning the speech is impeded because they cannot hear the words correctly, so they did not learn to pronounce words plainly. Most are of average or higher intelligence.
Visited & photographed on a cool morning 24
Oct 2013 in a temperature of about 48 degrees. The tall weeds were mashed down to get
the best photos I could obtain.
This cemetery is presented in the book Giles County Tennessee Cemeteries
beginning on page 37 published by the Giles County Tennessee Historical Society,
This cemetery is also presented on the web site Findagrave.